A Pedophile Mass-Murder

It turns out that there is an actual case of actual pedophilia in this country that merits some attention. Money quote from CNN:

Pennsylvania schoolhouse killer Charles Carl Roberts IV told his wife he molested young relatives 20 years ago and was dreaming about molesting children again, police said Tuesday.

Investigators talked to relatives and analyzed suicide notes as they tried to determine what made Roberts barricade himself inside the tiny Amish school, tying up girls and shooting them - five fatally - before killing himself Monday.

Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Jeffrey Miller said Roberts may have targeted the school for its girl students and - given various items found in the school - intended to molest the children. Roberts brought KY Jelly lubricant to the schoolhouse where the assault occurred, but there is no evidence that the victims were sexually assaulted in any way, Miller said.

"It's very possible that he intended to victimize these children in many ways prior to executing them and killing himself," Miller said.

Here we have a case far graver than the Foley scandal, in which little girls had their legs bound and were shot in the head. The trauma of the event for the survivors must be unbearable and unending. It happened in a quiet corner of rural America. And yet it barely got airtime. Because it won't have any effect on the November elections. Which is an indictment of all of us.